Audio quality is something that can be controlled for the most part. Testing equipment and investing in a good mic and headset can insure that you are heard clearly and without distracting static.
- Awkward pauses or that awkward, … "Sorry, I can't hear you" moment, is the worst. … It cuts off the flow of your conversation … and potentially damages the perception … of your professionalism. … Oftentimes we hit audio problems … because our internet connection is bad … or because we're in an area that's really loud. … To avoid these situations, here are some things … to think about so you can have crisp and clear audio. … Like all good presentations and meetings, … preparation is key. … There are so many unexpected things that can happen … while you're speaking, … so try and control the things you can … with preparation beforehand. … This means doing test runs of your connection. … If you're unsure about whether your audio … is going to work properly … and you want to test your connection, … the best thing to do is to call someone and try it out. … Have them check your audio … by asking if they can hear you clearly, … and ask if there is a delay or lag. … If there is a problem, … you will have time to restart your internet or system, …
- Recall the characteristics of an effective PowerPoint used during a video conference call.
- Explain why you might look at the screen, rather than the camera lens, during a video conference call.
- Recognize the best strategy for positioning a laptop and its camera for the most flattering and engaging look.
- Tell why a salesperson might use a pull-down backdrop screen during video conferencing.
- Summarize the leadership skill used to make sure all attendees are on the same page after a video conference.